Colorful Watercolor Background - Birthday Numbers Stamp Set

For today’s card I made a really colorful background using the Birthday Numbers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember release.


I started out by stamping a bunch of the images from the Birthday Numbers stamp set onto a piece of Canson watercolor paper with Versamark ink. I embossed these images with a white embossing powder. I taped down this paper to a board. I painted over the images with my Gansai Tambi watercolors. I used color numbers 63, 38, and 37. The embossing resists the paint so the images are nice and clear.


Next I colored in the images with my Prismacolor pencils to make them stand out a little more against the background. I went over each of the images with my white pencil first and then added the colors. I only used two colors, PC932 and PC903. I used my white gel pen to add dots randomly all over the background and also added some highlights to the images. I went over the stars with Wink of Stella glitter.


For the sentiment I stamped the “happy birthday” stamp onto a piece of Bazzill Licorice Twist card stock with Versamark ink. I embossed it with a white embossing powder and cut it down to a strip.


I popped up my watercolor background onto a card base covered in Licorice Twist card stock. Then I popped up the sentiment on the background.